High- rise will ruin beachfront area
I read with dismay that the City of Rockingham is proposing to change planning policy No. 3.2.5 to allow high- rise to 12 storeys in a large area bounded by Rockingham Beach Road, Railway Terrace, Wanliss Street and Kent Street.
Why? This will destroy our unique beachfront, it is too close to our parks and beaches, it will cause overshadowing on our recreation areas, cause wind tunnels and block views of our beaches. We have beachfront area enjoyed not only by locals but also visitors to this area.
The visitors remark regularly on the comfortable, relaxing atmosphere on our parks and beaches.
Can you imagine this area dwarfed by high- rise? I think this will devastate our environment, and turn away visitors to our city.
We need to retain our unique heritage and environment.
We do not want to be another Gold Coast.
Go to the City of Rockingham website’s “share your thoughts” page and let the council know how you feel. Name and address supplied